Villages Match Play champion crowned

Randy Dugger sinks a key putt.

As the recently passed away sports legend, Yogi Berra, once said, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” For the second straight day, Randy Dugger won his match, and this time the Match Play Championship, by sinking a long putt with the scenic Lake Sumter Lighthouse in the background. On Monday, the winning putt was […]

Two Villages golfers to square off in Match Play Championship

Randy Dugger watches as his putt drops for birdie on the final hole to win the match.

The stage is set. This will be the fifth straight year a different Villages Match Play Champion will be crowned.   The 2011 champion, Nick Kent, was only defending champion left to become a repeat champion.  However, in a dramatic finish Monday, Kent was defeated by Randy Dugger on the very last hole of regulation […]

Update on progress at executive golf courses in The Villages

De La Vista Executive Golf Course will reopen

The following projects continue to progress on at executive golf courses in The Villages: • The De La Vista full course renovation is in the final phase of completion. The greens have been grassed, tees enlarged and leveled, fairways shaped and repaired, and new bunker sand will be installed this week. Staff anticipates a delay […]

Team Evans Prairie wins 2015 Men’s Village Cup

Team Evans Prairie holds the 2015 Village Cup trophy.

Fourteen players from the Village Cup Champion Team Evans Prairie started the journey three weeks ago as individuals. They signed up for the tournament as individuals, they played two qualifying rounds as individuals, and then waited along the walls of La Hacienda recreation center as individuals, waiting to be drafted onto a Village Cup Team.  […]

Evans Prairie extends lead in 2015 Men’s Village Cup

Randy Dugger prepares to putt on #5 Cherry Hill as his partner Stanly Kita and Opponents Eric Truax and John Ranc look on.

After day two of the Men’s Village Cup Team Evans Prairie has extended their lead to 8 ½ to 5 ½ over Team Garden.  After yesterday’s grueling alternate shot format the players seemed a little more relaxed with todays team best ball format. In match #2 Evans Prairie Captain Randy Dugger and partner Stanley Kita […]

Evans Prairie takes slight lead in Men’s Village Cup

Jeff Spangler

Format Day 1 – Alternate Shot.   Partners shook hands on the first tee, many playing together for the very first time.  The pressure was evident on the players as they paced around making small talk while they waited to hit their first tee shot, a shot they knew their partner had to play no […]

Men’s 2015 Village Cup finals set after early morning playoff

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Twenty-eight golfers from two teams have been waiting since Friday to learn which team would have the honor of playing in the Finals of the 2015 Men’s Village Cup against Team Cane Garden.    Captains Randy Dugger of Evans Prairie and Robert Hilliard of Orange Blossom each picked three players to play a three-hole sudden […]